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PECO Employees Honored with Innovation Awards at 2016 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference

PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2016) – PECO’s Dayton Duncan, of Phoenixville, and Melisa Fowler, of Middletown, DE, were recognized with Modern Day Technology Leader Awards at the 2016 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference held recently in Philadelphia.

“Melisa and Dayton have my deepest congratulations,” said Craig Adams, PECO president and CEO. “These awards represent the ongoing dedication of our employees who are driving innovation and advancing smart energy for our customers.”

Duncan, an eight-year PECO employee, is the company’s lead underground transmission system engineer.  He also has served as regional engineer installing electric service lines for residential and large business customers.  A strong commitment to community service and volunteerism, Duncan achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, served as a Mathematics Adjunct Professor at Temple University and has been an active “Big” for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Fowler, senior business project manager for PECO, has been with the company for more than five years. She has led several large programs including, enhancements to the company’s website, a project to educate customers about electric and natural gas choice, and the company’s new Interactive Voice Response system. Also active in the community, Fowler volunteers for numerous events supporting community and nonprofit organizations across the Philadelphia region, including serving on the board of directors of the South Jersey chapter of Junior Achievement. 

Eleven other employees from across the Exelon family of companies also were honored – four from BGE, in Baltimore, two from ComEd, in Chicago, two from Constellation, two from Exelon Generation and one from Exelon Business Services. Ten Exelon presenters, including Duncan, Fowler and PECO’s Vice President of Gas Operations, Ron Bradley, also served on conference panels.

The BEYA STEM Conference brings together students, college administrators, recruiters, engineering and IT professionals, scientists and high-level decision-makers from the corporate, government and military communities in an effort to broaden diversity in this country's technical and scientific work forces.  The Modern Day Technology Leader Awards are presented to those who are shaping the future of STEM related industries.


Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). The company’s 2,400 dedicated employees provide advanced, innovative energy solutions to 1.6 million electric and more than 511,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2015 PECO delivered 86.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 38 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.5 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,600 local jobs and producing $760 million in labor income. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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